Down's Syndrome

Scotland written question – answered on 19 October 1981.

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Mr. Ernie Ross asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is his estimate of the number of those in Scotland with Down's syndrome; and if he will express the figure per 100,000 of population.

Mr. Allan Stewart: No firm figures are available; but data from a recent general practice survey combined with 60 hospital statistics suggest that there are about 2,100 persons with Down's syndrome in Scotland, giving a rate of about 41 per 100,000.